Monday November 17th 2014
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The Campaign to End Loneliness is delighted to announce our first annual conference for our growing Learning Network taking place from 10.00 to 17.00 on Monday 17 November 2014 in London.
Our keynote presentation from ageing expert Professor Christina Victor, will bring to life the very latest research on loneliness across the lifecourse. We’ll also hear from older people, who will explain what loneliness means to them and their particular community: be that a physical urban or rural home, one formed around their LGBT sexuality, or a different community created after being diagnosed with dementia or becoming a carer.
Our expert workshops will cover:
Loneliness and social isolation are harmful to our health: research shows that lacking social connections is as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
Yet the extent of the risk to public health from loneliness is still not being tackled sufficiently by policy makers, health or care providers or the general public.
Through the vehicle of an independent campaign, we seek to tackle loneliness in older age. With 600 organisations supporting our ambition to challenge a hidden, yet chronic problem affecting almost three million older people in the UK today, the Campaign to End Loneliness works in three ways to tackle loneliness in older age:
If you believe loneliness in older age must be tackled, join the Campaign to End Loneliness.
The Campaign’s five partner organisations are Age UK Oxfordshire, Independent Age, Manchester City Council, Royal Voluntary Service and Sense.
Monday, November 17th 2014
Ends: Monday, November 17th 2014 at 5:00pm
Bookings close: November 16th 2014
DIRECTIONS TO WALLACESPACE
Closest tube station (2 mins walk) is Farringdon (on Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines). Walking from Farringdon tube, turn right out of the staion along Turnmill St. At end of road, turn right onto Clerkenwell Rd then take the1st left onto Clerkenwell Green. Wallacespace is just around the bend on the right hand side of the road. Other nearby tube station is Chancery Lane (Central Line) - 15 mins walk.
Kings Cross / London St. Pancras: 1 Stop to Farringdon via Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines.
Moorgate: 2 stops to Farringdon via Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines.
Liverpool St: 3 stops to Farringdon via Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines.
Bus routes that stop nearby include 55, 243, 63.